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10101 College English I for Foreign Students- Basic expository essay for nonnative students. Emphasis on selection and organization of material, rhetorical patterns, clear and effective expression. Grammar and mechanics as needed.

20001 Business Writing- Analysis and practical application of effective principles of written communication in letters, memos, and reports.

20002 Introduction to Technical Writing- Introduction to communication practices within technical communities. Planning drafting, revising, and editing. Process descriptions, object descriptions, instructional texts, technical correspondence, problem reports, critical reflection.

20003 Intermediate Expository Writing- A continuation of the first-year writing sequence for those wanting to develop their writing abilities further. Approaches vary from instructor to instructor.

20021 Introduction to Creative Writing- Practice in various forms of creative writing with some emphasis on student interests and on sources of creativity.

21001 Introduction to Ethnic Literature of the U.S- Works by Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and other minority group writers. (Diversity Course - Domestic)

21002 Introduction to Women's Literature- Introduction to works by women writing in English, and to the literary and gender issues they raise.

21003 Introduction to LGBT Literature- Introduction to lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered literature in English and to issues of gender, sexuality and culture raised by this literature.

21054 Introduction to Shakespeare- Study of representative plays and poems in the context of Shakespeare's age, his language, and his cultural influence. (Kent Core)

22071 Great Books I- Great works of world literature read in English. From ancient world to 1700, covering a wide range of ethnic and national voices, genres, and traditions. (Kent Core)

22072 Great Books II- Great works of world literature read in English. From 1700 to today, covering a wide range of ethnic and national voices, genres, and traditions. (Kent Core)

22073 Major Modern Writers: British and United States- Introduction to British and United States writers of the twentieth century; study of their works in their literary and cultural contexts. (Kent Core)

25001 Literature in English I- British literature written before 1800 studied within a broad historical context. Comprehensive introduction to knowledge and skills that serve as a foundation for further study in literature.

25002 Literature in English II- British and US literature written since 1800 studied within a broad historical context. Comprehensive introduction to knowledge/skills that serves as a foundation for further study in literature.

25004 Literature in the United States I- U.S. literature from the colonial period until 1865 studies within a broad historical context. Comprehensive introduction to knowledge and skills that serve as a foundation for further study in literature.

25005 Literature in the United States II- U.S. literature from 1865 to the present studied within a broad historical context. Comprehensive introduction to knowledge and skills that serve as a foundation for further study in literature.

26001 Popular Forms of Literature- Introduction to popular form of literature such as the western, the detective story, science-fiction, fantasy, the war story and others.

26095 Sophomore Special Topics- Study in depth of a particular writer, theme, or literary movement such as literature and film, Gothic novels.

30001 English Studies- Writing about and reading in a variety of texts and critical modes as an introduction to critical thinking and writing. Emphasis on the application of principles and methods of literary study to selected texts. WIC

30062 Principles of Technical Writing- Introduces theoretical principles of technical communication. Extensive practice in the use, evaluation and production of complex technical documents, including research reports/research proposals. Emphasis on oral, written and electronic communication.

30063 Advanced Business and Professional Writing- Analysis of how textual genre function in business and professional settings. Students will gain extensive individual and collaborative practice writing in these genre.

30064 Argumentative Prose- Practice in writing argumentative essays, with emphasis on discussion of student work.

30065 Expository Prose- Practice in prose composition with emphasis on exposition and discussion of student work.

30066 Writing in the Public Sphere- Writing course focusing on a multimodal service-learning project collaboration with peer and community partners in an online, hybrid or face-to-face delivery system.

30067 Fiction Writing I- Practice in advanced writing of fiction, with specific models and discussion of student work on a weekly basis.

30068 Fiction Writing II- Continued practice in advanced writing of fiction, with specific models and critical discussion of student work on a weekly basis.

30069 Poetry Writing I- Practice in advanced writing of poetry, with specific models and critical discussion of student work on a weekly basis.

30070 Poetry Writing II- Practice in advanced writing of poetry, with specific models and discussion of student work on a weekly basis.

30095 Junior Special Topic- An opportunity to focus on important issues in literature, writing, criticism, or cultural studies.

31001 Fundamental English Grammar- Study of grammatical structures and matters of usage and style in edited U.S. English.

31002 History of the English Language- Study of the development of the English language from the Indo-European period to the present.

31003 Linguistics- Survey of language structure with emphasis on understanding of what we "know" and when we "know" language.

31004 Lexicology/Lexicography- In-depth study of the lexicon in language use and the reasons for its expansion and continuous change. Study of tools in lexicography and analysis of the role of lexicography in language education.

31005 Child Second Language Acquisition- Explores theory, research and teaching/learning applications of second language acquisition in children.

31006 World Englishes- Explores English varieties in the context of world languages, examining language politics with a focus on first/second language education and literacy in an electronic age.

31007 TESL Pedagogy I- Theoretical bases, approaches, techniques of second language pedagogy at the elementary and secondary levels. Inquiry into ESL methods, materials and lesson planning.

31008 Grammar for Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English as a Foreign Language- Introduces students to grammars of spoken and written English and pedagogical grammar. Topics include parts of speech, tense and aspect, clause and phrase types, grammar in genre and pedagogical applications relevant to the English as a second/foreign language profession.

31095 Topics in Linguistics- Study of specific topics in linguistics such as sociolinguistics, phonetics, and phonology, or bi- and multi-lingualism.

32001 Children's Literature- Survey of children's literature from Mother Goose rhymes and picture books through modern realistic fiction.

32002 Literature for Young Adults- Study of literature appropriate to young adults.

33001 U.S. Literature to 1865- U.S. literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from the colonial period through the Civil War.

33002 U.S. Literature from 1865 to 1945- U.S. literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from the close of the Civil War through World War II.

33003 U.S. Literature from 1945 to Present- U.S. literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from the close of World War II to present.

33010 African-American Literature to 1900- Study of African-American literature from its beginning to 1900, including such writers as Wheatley, J. Hammon, Terry, B. Hammon, Jones, Marrant, Allen, Hall, Walker, Truth, Garnet, Douglass, Delany, Harper, Stewart, Turner, Jacobs, Keckley, Brown, Wilson, Griggs, Chesnutt and Dunbar.

33012 Modern African-American Literature- Study of African-American literature from the early twentieth century to the present. The authors include Toomer, Hughes, Larsen, Wright, Baldwin, Hansberry, Jones, Lorde, Walker, Morrison, Mosley, Youngblood and Carter.

33013 Pan-African Women's Literature- Introduces students to literary works by African and Caribbean women.

33014 African-American Women's Literature- Introduces students to literary works by African-American women.

33015 African Literatures- Examines works of major 20th-century African, African American and Caribbean writers and intellectuals. Authors include Niane, Achebe, Emecheta, Prince, Hurston, Hughes, Cesaire, Senghor, Soyinka and many others.

34001 Medieval Literature- Medieval literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from Anglo-Saxon and Middle English literature.

34002 British Literature from 1500 to 1660- British literary themes, genres, and authors studies in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from Renaissance and Reformation literature through the English Civil War.

34003 British Literature from 1660 to 1800- British literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from Restoration, Augustan, and early Romantic literature.

34004; British & Irish Literature from 1800 to 1900- British and Irish literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from Romantic and Victorian literature.

34005 British Literature from 1900 to Present- British literary themes, genres, and authors studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from modern and post-modern literature.

34011 World Literature in English- An examination of selected writings in English by third world, post-colonial, or other writers in English, excluding British and U.S. authors. (Diversity Course-Global)

34021 Women's Literature- Critical and theoretical consideration of gender issues concerning British and U.S. women writers studied in their historical and cultural contexts.

34031 Short Story- Critical analysis of short stories written by important world authors. Selection include stories originally written in English and stories translated into English.

34055 Shakespeare- Study of plays representing Shakespeare's entire career, including Henry IV part I and II, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Othello, The Tempest.

34065 Chaucer- Close study of Chaucer's poetry including Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected lyric poems.

34095 Topics: Major Author Studies- Intensive study of one or more British and U.S. authors. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

35101 Literature and Other Disciplines- Study of literature in relation to, or from the standpoint of, another discipline such as psychoanalysis, psychology, religion, theology, music, and painting.

35201 The Bible as Literature- Study of The Bible as a great book subject to literary criticism and as a main document of Western culture.

35301 LGBT: Critical Perspectives- Study of theory, language and other aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered literature and culture.

36001 Literary Criticism- Examination of principle works and theories of major critics. Contemporary critical methodologies, include reader response analysis, semiotics and cultural criticism.

37001 Classical Rhetoric- Ancient approaches to rhetoric studied in their historical and cultural contexts. Selections from Greek and Roman thinkers such as the Sophists, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian.

37101 Critical Rhetorical Studies of Texts in Context- Students learn critical analystic methods and apply them to written texts, examining the rhetorical function of their linguistic elements and their relationship to rhetorical contexts.

37201 Writing in Communities- Examines writing practices in workplace, family and local communities. Students read/write literary narrativesm read scholarship on community literacies and study/participate in specific writing communities.

39095 Topics in Literary History- Study of selected topics in literary history such as multiculturalism, canon formation, colonial literature. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39195 Topics in Drama- Study of selected topics in drama such as comedy and tragedy; realism And non-realism; political, religious, period drama. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39295 Topics in Poetry- Study of selected topics in poetry such as poetic form, historical and cultural contexts, artistic movements. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39395 Topics in Fiction- Study of selected topics in fiction such as the auto-biographical novel, the novella, the short story. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39495 Topics in Comparative Literature- Study of selected topics in comparative literature such as movements And genres in world literature, the interrelationships of the arts. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39595 Topics in Literary Criticism- Study of selected topics in literary criticism such as reader response criticism, psychoanalytic methodologies, Marxist approaches. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39695 Topics in Ethnic Literature of the U.S.- Study of selected topics in ethnic literature such as the literature of one ethnic group, race and ethnicity in U.S. culture. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39795 Topics in Women's Literature- Study of selected topics in women's literature organized around literary,historical and theoretical issues. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39895 Topics in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing- Study of selected topics in the rhetorical nature of language and literate practices such as the historical study of political, literary, and professional discourse. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

39995 Topics in Cultural Studies- Study of selected topics in cultural studies organized around a particular mode or methodology of cultural analysis. This course may be repeated when topic varies.

40010 Writing Portfolio- Directed practice in constructing a portfolio of original writing, which may Be creative, expository, technical or preprofessional in nature. "IP"grade is permissible.

41001 Sociolinguistics in Schooling- Examines the interactions between society and language. Explores pedagogical implications of language variation.

41002 Computers in L2 Teaching- Designed for teachers of language and culture, this course explores the availability of technology, its implementation in the classroom and its integration with second language skills.

41008 TESL Pedagogy II- In-depth analysis of theory and practice of second language pedagogy at the elementary and secondary levels. Special focus on literacy learning language for specific purposes instruction and course design. This course may be taken in the same semester as ENG 41009 student teaching.

41093 Variable Title Workshop in English- An opportunity to focus on concerns of the discipline and on new developments in writing, criticism, literature, and career opportunities.

41096 Individual Investigation- Open to advanced undergraduate students in English. Only three hours of Individual Investigation count toward the English major or minor. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department and junior standing.

49091 Senior Seminar- Intensive study of a special topic in English studies. Students will complete a long writing project during the semester. Enrollment limited to English majors. WIC.